A View From The Nest: Momma Owl's Perspective

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Owl's eye view of the world: Mike in Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender

~ Momma Owl's Perspective ~

Every nest ought to have a view.  Mine does.  So does the hollow of this Mexican Blue Oak tree, scarred, scoured and burned out by lightning.  Lightning storms in the desert are fearful events.  I've watched a lightning strike devastate a hundred-year-old saguaro, leaving the green living cactus a burning stump.

The western screech owl knows nothing of the devastation that formed her protective home.  It's cool and dry in the hollow, and her babies will be secure in the darkness of the nest.  Life goes on.

Lightning strike in the desert: Mike in Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender

~ Lightning Strike in the Desert ~


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Comments (15)

Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Mike~  Looks like the Momma Owl found the perfect place to call home!  I always love your photos!

Jan 11, 2011 02:48 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
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They're smart creatures!  Thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson

Jan 11, 2011 02:49 PM
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

Your pictures area always beautiful!  I am impressed at the lightening strike, those are the hardest to capture.

Jan 11, 2011 03:03 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Mike - I am taking you at your word and saving the lightning picture.  I just want it.  It is beautiful.

Thank you!

Jan 11, 2011 03:27 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Mike, I love unique pictures and those are very unique. 

Jan 11, 2011 03:32 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Momma owl may not be so safe from the mortgage man who came on in with his camera to capture this really great shot :)

Jan 11, 2011 03:44 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and morning to you Mike

that there sure is a mighty fine looking view. You sure did get and took a mighty fine photo of the lightning coming down. You sure do always take and share mighty fine looking photos with the world for folks to sit their eyes upon.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jan 11, 2011 08:53 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Mike. Very interesting photographs. I really enjoy my trips to the high desert...

Jan 11, 2011 10:15 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Wonderful perspective, Mike. Your pictures are very special and we are thankful that you share with us.

Jan 11, 2011 11:42 PM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources.

Mike - You are very generous to offer your beautiful photos. They are works of art and I hope that when someone uses one (or dozens) that they give credit to the artist! Beautiful shots.

Jan 12, 2011 12:43 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Thanks for saying so!


You're welcome!  See you on your blog.


When and where do you go on your desert trips?


It makes me happy.


She didn't mind.  :)


Glad to oblige!


I'm happy to share it with you!


I stood on the hillside and kept snapping photos of the storm until I caught the lightning strike.  Yes!

Mike in Tucson

Jan 12, 2011 01:52 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Mike, those are some beautiful photos there, wow! I try so hard to get a photo of lightening, you are a man after my own heart for that shot, great job!

Jan 12, 2011 01:36 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Now that's what I call a room with a view!  Your photos are always stunning!

Jan 13, 2011 02:47 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very interesting perspective on the view from the nest.  Good capture of both the view and the lightning strike!

Jan 13, 2011 09:41 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Mike, there's a purpose for everything!  Love the "view"!

Jan 14, 2011 01:29 PM